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CSPAN
May 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
relatively confidently say the united states and europe remain each other's best parkhurst and that when the american president or european leader looks how the public and says pudu one call when there's a problem of the person on the other side of the cleantech. my judgment is that is not going to change anytime soon partly because of the affinity of interest of the values and also there aren't other options and even though there are emerging countries out your waist count on our european allies and to rely on our european allies more than we can count on a cost-cutting. at the same time i think it's clear that we are at the cusp of a major historic transition in the global landscape in which the world that nato represents his losing the primacy it enjoyed the last 200 years and if you look at the share of global product represented by nato and i would include japan because they are a part of the western world since world war ii we've gone from roughly 70% of the global product to 50% and we are headed towards 40% and that says to me the big security question of the day are about h
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 10:30am EDT
the time i have been here. the french socialists are not strangers for the united states. they shouldn't be strangers. it has been true that it has been 17 years since the socialists were in power at the presidency. of course, they ran the government about a decade ago when spauo was in power. we have always had a very good relationship with any government that is there in france. i am confident we will have a good relationship with this government in france. we do have to see how this government is going to deal with the issues of the day. it's one thing to be campaigning. it is always something different to be governing. it is not me. it is not my job to predict how this will evolve. i will note that francoi francois hollande campaigned to keep france in the military structure. that was a remarkable statement after nicolas sarkozy to come back into the structure. i think france learned in the libya operation that being integrated in the command structure gives you a voice and say over what happens in the internal affairs of the military operation. that's important. you learn
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
plan for managing this transition i think it will withstand the test of time. at the united states in europe go their separate ways and figuring out how to preserve a rules-based system, then i hear that the next 20 or 30 years will be a very substantive period and international history. .. >> we are chasing to get out. we collectively, the reliance as you were just saying, senator, and i think it will be a long time coming before nato engages in the same kind of operation if engaged in in afghanistan. libya, i think the success more conclusive, but many of the conditions that were present in libya are not being replicated elsewhere, particularly in syria. a u.n. legal authority, the approval of the arab world, the degree to which libya was close to reservoirs of european power and, therefore, easy to the europeans did you even though they still relied heavily on us. in that regard i think some of the most important nato programs moving forward will not be the deployment of force, even though surely there will be some of that. they will be the broad array of programs, the partnerships
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from rebroadcasting back into the united states. why? because when it was developed in the 1940s, it was thought, this is a propaganda arm of the u.s. government. and it would be inconsistent with our notions of freedom of the press in the united states to allow them to use that propaganda that we're bringing to the rest of the world and to come back and show it to u.s. citizens. that is a bizarre notion in today's world. it's also i think quite inconsistent with the first amendment. and really ought to be changed. it's just another example of how we are living with a set of ideas about information and journalism -- >> so out of date. >> -- that is the last century. and we don't have national plans for how to be part of a global economy. we don't have national plans about how to be part of it in terms of information and ideas. >> but before we see a little bit of video from around the world, i have to bring us -- i realize you said let's try to ignore political realities at this moment. but despite the unity among the panelists of the need for more public funding of journalism, the s
CSPAN
May 10, 2012 9:30pm EDT
introduction, had been in the united states senate for 36 years. especially during the last ten years, he's really lost touch with the people of indiana. a big issue that came up in the race is that he not physically -- physically had not had a residence in indiana since 1977. during the midst of this campaign, he actually filed a lawsuit to make the legal argument, you can't make me live in indiana. you know, hoosiers were very offended by that. over the several weeks after he filed that lawsuit, it was -- i could feel it, like a shock wave going across indiana. hoosiers are pretty simple people. we like to know who represents us, we like to know that they share our values. they want to eat an ear of corn with us at the county fair, have a chicken dinner somewhere along the way, and i think mr. lugar separated himself especially from hoosier republicans in that regard. >> mr. mourdock, i want to get your reaction to what senator lugar had to say in a statement. if mr. mourdock is elected, i want him to be a good senator. but that will require him to revise his stated goal of bringing
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
strategic partnership agreement that the united states has now signed with afghanistan and nato, which has an enduring partnership agreement signed in lisbon. we'll start filling out what that means as well. >> sir? >> behind you. >> good to see you again. i'd like to get back to nato enlargement both in the north as well as the south. first of all, in the north sweden and finland have not asked to join, but they've really become almost allies in any sense of the word, we took part in the combat missions. in libya they're doing baltic air policing, swedes and finns are going to as i understand it, well, at any rate cooperating very closely. would you say a few words about cooperation? the second more important question has to do with macedonia. macedonia's secession to nato when the main dispute is solved but the international court of justice ruled that about six months ago that greece had no right, it was almost a unanimous decision, greece had no right on the 1995 agreement to keep, to block macedonia's membership in international organizations that while the negotiations are going on.
CSPAN
May 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and first we'll hear from general lloyd austin bice chief of staff of the united states army. welcome general austin. >> good morning. chairwoman mccaskill, ranking member a odds and senator inhofe, thanks for the opportunity to appear here today to discuss the current readiness of your united states army. i've submitted a statement for the record and i look forward to answering your questions. these continues to be challenging times for our nations military and we have been at war now for over a decade. in fact ignore the time in history have americans servicemen and women thought for so long a period with an all-volunteer force and as you are well aware, we are still heavily engaged in operations in afghanistan. we recognize our military and inter-agency efforts there are extremely important. in spite of the heavy demands placed on our personnel and equipment, i'm pleased to report that ours remains a remarkably resilient force. our soldiers are continuing to do an outstanding job and they and their families have routinely done what we have asked of them. after more than a
SFGTV2
May 11, 2012 8:30am PDT
beginning of the women's equality movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony jo
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 4:30pm EDT
my remarks on the dual mandate. i believe that the dual mandate has served the united states well and that it would be a mistake to restrict the feds policy actions to fostering stable prices alone. i'd like to make clear at the outset, mr. chairman, that i believe in a strong independent central bank. without a strong independent central bank, functioning to mitigate economic and financial instability i believe the united states would have a weaker, far more chaotic economy and lose its leadership position in the global economy. the objective of economic policy including monetary policy should be a rising standard of living for most people over the long run. controlling inflation is a crucial almost of the larger objective because high and especially rising inflation is a serious threat to sustained growth. i believe the dual mandate is simply a reflection of what average citizens a ugt to expect their central bank to do. let the economy create as many jobs as possible, but don't let inflation interfere with that job growth. economists translate that common sense exhortation into
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
significance to the united states. to do that, we will dedicate 80% of our effort to four cases. syria, kenya, north central america and burma. then we will have another eight-to-ten places to test approaches or make a welcome difference by just sending the right person at the right time. so far, i think we are gaining traction in each of our major priority engagements. many of you are working in this places and we realize that we won't know it all or know best about them, so we hope for your support. in syria, we are providing a non-traditional surge to empower and unite a fractured, non-violent opposition. as the secretary announced, that includes providing non-lethal assistance. we are working with partners to set up an outpost for the opposition to coordinate with international communities. in kenya, we are helping to develop plans to ensure peaceful and credible elections a year before the vote. incidentally, kenya is one place where we have seen a potential model for cooperation and innovation. in northern central america, we have a growing homicide and governance problem that could spi
FOX News
May 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
united states marshal service and the f.b.i. and the highway patrol and all the agencies that came together. it paid off. >>shepard: when you found them did they have supplies? were they dug in? did he have a plan? >>guest: i don't believe he had a plan. i believe he was roaming in the woods and trying to stay hidden. he did have some water. but it appears possibly creek water and may not have been very pure water. >>neil: he won't be needing any water anymore. sheriff edwards who helped relate cue the girls. thank you. >>shepard: and now to the lawyers. judge today refused to drop the campaign corruption charges against senator john edwards, and the prosecution yesterday rested their indicate. john edwards' lawyers argued they failed to prove he intentionally violated the law. the position says john edwards knew he used campaign cash to hide his mistress and love child from the voters and his lawyers say he didn't know of the cash. and his aide, andrew young, spent the most on his dream him. if convicted john edwards, former united states senator, and candidate not presidency of t
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
pass a civil rights bill through the united states senate. matt by yesterday with the times said this was not a johnsonian moment, in fact it looked quite weak. historically, do you agree with matt by? do you agree with what sam stein said? how significant is it for barack obama to come out and say that he supports gay marriage, despite the fact that he says i'm going to allow states to ban it, despite the fact he said something that we all knew before he talked to robin roberts? >> well, it's not 1957, and it's not by far obviously '64 or '65 where you had federal legislation undoing jim crow and remarkably strong barriers to racial justice. those achievements are not within hailing distance of this. because what the president did was make a rhetorical statement that he -- i think sam has a good point. this is important to a lot of americans. and it signals the president's support of these initiatives, whether he actually puts any political or governmental power attempts behind it is another question. but rhetorically, this is a good thing for libertyianism, people who support the ri
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
murder rate in the united states. guest: i believe that. if we look at border violence with mexico, 40,000 deaths south of the border over the last four years. this is a prohibition phenomenon. these are disputes being played out with guns rather than the courts. legalized marijuana, arguably 75% of the border violence goes away as a result of legalizing marijuana. that being the estimate of the drug cartel's activities involved in the marijuana trade. host: the next call comes from michigan, outside detroit. jamie, you are on. caller: i was calling because i have a problem with the child protective services right now. i am wondering why in michigan the target of lower income families. they are targeting the lower income families and there is not any fairness in the court system. guest: i do not have the answer in this particular -- if the state is utilizing discretion in how the funds are being distributed. i get back to the model i think we're going to have to have to fix medicaid and medicare. virtually all existing federal programs, that is going to be to devolve these programs
Current
May 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that you are running on to be president of the united states. do you still want to talk about the economy? so let me talk to the viewers. if i ask you whether democratic presidents or republican presidents created more jobs i wonder what you would say. well, just this week bloomberg news, which is far from a liberal mouthpiece provided a clearance. here it is. over the last 50 years, private-sector jobs increased much much more under democratic administrations than republican ones. are you surprised? there were 42 million jobs added in 23 years of democratic presidents versus only 24 million jobs added in 28 years of republican rule. you get that? democratic presidents created almost twice as many jobs in less amount of time. now, what about the market? surely under republicans, the market presidents, the stockmarket, fared better than under those anti-business democrats? well lo and behold stocks invested under democrats produced nine times the return than during republican control of the white house. but wait. there is more. bloomberg also reported today that the united states p
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 11:30am EDT
expertise is really about the question of development of the first amendment in the united states and public policy relating to the press. so that's where -- that's sort of my lode stone as i think about this. i've also been connected to the press in a variety of ways, including my father owning, running a small newspaper. and i sit on the board of the "washington post" companies. so i've watched the evolution of the press from one in which where there really was a monopoly or at best an oligopoly that defined the press in this country. and i think to the credit of journalists and press institutions those very favorable and privileged positions in the country were utilized to deepen the quality of journalism. so many of the great journalistic institutions we have in the united states -- "washington post," "new york times," and so on -- really developed their expertise in areas of law and science and medicine and economics in the 1970s and '80s as monopoly profits, as it were, made it possible to do that. of course, the internet has undermined that profitability. and one of the consequ
ABC
May 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
the world trade center may not become the tallest building in the united states. why the developer says there could be a change of plans. >>> the race for the triple crown continues at the preakness. i'll have another is on the track today. >>> happy mother's day to all you moms out there. this is lynette with her mom. you guys look like sisters. >> i love that lady. happy mother's day, mommy. we'll talk about weekend details coming up >>> in today's tech bytes, microsoft is getting a new look. they are anyone elsing to challenge google by emphasizing social media like facebook and twitter. video game sales were off 42% last month compared to a year ago because fewer new games were released. and there are many android phone choices but the htc series is called the best on the market currently. >> the quality is just really great, really bright colors. second thing is the camera. really good, 8 megapixel camera. >> those are your tech bytes. wow. this is new. yep. i'm sending the dancing chicken to every store in the franchise to get the word out. that could work. or you could use e
SFGTV2
May 10, 2012 9:30pm PDT
and travel throughout the whole united states and in front of the company could tell, i was listening to him speak about san francisco. he said, "i traveled to every city in the united states, and i was disappointed with what i saw. there was not one city that i liked, but as far as i'm concerned, san francisco is so beautiful that i would like to design 15 cities in russia that look like san francisco." [laughter] and he was right. [applause] my wonderful wife, my family is here. i'm thrilled. thank you very much. i must say -- excuse me, i have to mention one thing. i have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as these young people. [applause] you stand so beautiful. [applause] -- you sang so beautiful. [applause] >> it is tony bennett day in san francisco. [applause] just fantastic. now, before we leave here today, just one more time, let's hear that special song one more time, now performed by the talented san francisco gay men's chorus, who will be joined by -- yes -- who will be joined by all of our performers here today and then all of you. you can sing along by
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
clear for the united states, the reset was not just about improving the tone of the relationship which had gotten a bit scratchy, it was also about a substantive agenda that would fundamentally improve living standards and a lot of people in both countries. and clearly the start treaty, the cooperation that russia and the united states achieved, particularly in afghanistan, those are signal accomplishments that i think signaled early on that both countries were serious about getting back to business and recapturing the intentions both countries had. but probably the goals both countries set for themselves were w.t.o. w.t.o. membership from russia did not depend on the united states alone. obviously it fended mostly on actions russia needed to take. president obama made clear that he was willing to work with our european allies, to work with the europeans, to work with the business community to ensure that everyone saw the benefits of w.t.o. succession. the fact that russia was not in the w.t.o. seemed incomprensible to president obama. i believe you were in the meeting with me when pre
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
united states, i realize, for other industries as well. but i think for the financial industry, it was a big factor allowing them to grow and take on greater risk. >> thank you. before i move on, dr. hoenig, i'd like to submit for the hearing a record of a speech dr. hoenig gave in prague in 1999. you talked about the wave of mega mergers and the problem of too big to fail. your impressions was pretty accurate there. without objection, i'd like to submit that for the record, his speech. three years ago or so, dr. hoenig, you said that when gram laj -blily passed in 1999, you said this in 2009, the five biggest banks held 38% of the assets in the financial industry. that had then grown to 52%. i'd like to ask you both, each of you a three-part question. start with dr. hoenig. tell me what the greatest growth and consolidation has meant in three ways. one, for the management seeking to understand the companies they are running, so this huge growth, what it means to people actually in charge of running these institutions. second, to the authorities monitoring these risks. how have the
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
united states. >> and i think that's where we get into sort of these niche demographics and some of the issues. you've got -- again, if he cannot -- i agree with karl, he can win with 31% of the latino vote, hispanic vote, but it's tough to win those three -- colorado, those states out in the west with that dinkind of a number. he can win the presidency because of -- >> let me say one other thing. two people have problems with latinos -- mitt romney and barack obama. if you look at the decline in the latino support for approval of the president, it is at or above the national average for decline and has been consistently so. why? i've got a little bit of a hint in it in some american cross-roads focus groups recently in which we said let's get latino voters whose principal language in the home is spanish. and so you're not talking -- and people who are sort of not partisans. the swing voter. you're not talking about people who really are clued into a lot of american politics. they don't participate. there are all kinds of barriers and attitudes that cause them to be -- they would no
Current
May 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
might be a risk of igniting a civil war or a proxy war between the united states or whatever allies you can get together and either iran or russia. so it's a very complicated situation. they have very extensive missile, air-defense systems that can be taken out. so it's unclear if there is a path forward where you make the situation better and not worse. >> listen to what judd is saying it is complicated, but at a certain point you see all of this death, and i would argue is there not a civil war going on there already. >> i agree. i had a really bad feeling this morning when i saw this news. it reminded me of bagdad. in 2009 i was a few blocks away from one of these bombings. they are loud. they kill hundreds of people, and it is bad. and the fact that the government is so unstable that they are no longer able to prevent these attacks from happening, and you can have an attack in the capitol city of syria that does this much damage would suggest they are on the brink of some massive violence. >> yeah. going by what you are saying it is complicated, it's a slippery slope when we go
Current
May 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
introduce you. and former united states treasurer under president reagan, and author of "bay and her boys, unexpected lessons i learned as a single mom," bay buchanan. thank you both for being here. a real joy to have two scholars of this issue. matt let me begin with you, you wrote a lengthy article about why dodd-frank failed. >> i think without making a value judgment i think what is really scary about the story we're writing now is it has been gradually chipped away by industry over the course of the last two years, and the lesson is if you pass any kind of reform, and there's a powerful enough and well-funded enough lobby on the other side there is no way for it to stay passed. eventually you just ex-up with a law full of holes. >> they strangle it in the womb. so you are saying dodd-frank is not what we thought it would be. >> right. the voelker rule has now been delayed, the consumer financial protection bureau which is under constant attack, and then the other thing was the derivatives portion of dodd-frank, title seven, which is now there is an avalanche of new bills which w
CNBC
May 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
be doing just little loans here in the united states and close off all of the walls? >> i think that's an unrealistic expectation. it's a challenge to be able to understand your books, hedge it. it's quite complicated. so i think the expectation that that will never happen is unrealistic. >> what should the average person looking at this come away with? is this a sign of another crisis in the making? try to put this into a proper perspective. >> we're still expecting the u.s. gdp growth to be 2 1/2 for the year. we see a lot of positives elsewhere. >> this particular jpmorgan story, is this an indication of some further crisis in the banking system? >> no. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> erin, thank you. >>> we asked you to chime in on twitter if another banking crisis was coming. here are some of your responses. the tank told us, the tank, we are in a banking crisis. too much money in the hands of too few hands. freedom has value, if sheila bair and others have their way, we'll be on the with us p of another government overreach crisis. and bob s
FOX News
May 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
ahead. she could be the next first lady of the united states. first ann romney goes one within one with martha. martha: there is a lot of talk about how ugly the campaign will get. now looks like your husband is the presumptive nominee. are you concerned about your faith and your religion and that will become an issue? bill: mrs. romney's response to that question and a whole lot more coming up this morning here. martha: the battle over the border is heating up again. is the white house pushing a plan for amnesty for illegal immigrants that goes around congress? that is question this morning. we'll take a look at it. bill: also a new warning about the military budget. defense secretary leon panetta warning against any pet projects. as republicans say the automatic cuts will decimate our military at a time of war. >> there is no free lunch here. there is no free lunch here. every dollar that is added will have to be offset. martha: search teams finding 12 bodies at the crash site of that russian passenger jet in indonesia. it has been very tough going with the search teams climbing
PBS
May 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
united states has expressed concern to china over reports that relatives of human rights activist cheng juan chen have been detained. >> we have had contact with chinese authorities about these concerning reports. beyond that, we are awaiting further information on some of these issues. >> chen is receivingreatment in a beijing hospital. the blind activist says he wants to go to the u.s. the chinese government says he can leave the country for study purposes. new york university has invited chen to be a visiting scholar and urged the government to let him leave for the u.s. the united states plans to ask china to expedite chen's departure. >>> myanmar and europe are working to deepen ties. the lower house speaker has visited eu headquarters for the first time since it suspended all sanctions against the country. a group of law makers recently met with eu president and foreign policy chief in brussels. it came last month ashton visited myanmar for the opening of the eu office which aims to promote trade and investment. >>> authorities in south korea are again pointing fingers towar
PBS
May 10, 2012 9:00pm PDT
we're going to change when i'm president of the united states of america. >> obama very early realized that things were only going to get worse. and so, obama made this decision: "the thing i'm going to run on is that there is a problem in our economy, my opponent doesn't see it, and i can fix it." >> narrator: and early in the campaign, he had traveled to new york to push for wall street to change its ways. >> i actually went down to the cooper union speech with him in his car. >> senator barack obama... (applause) >> he was talking about the idea of making sure that the ethics of wall street was pure and that we were doing the business that we should be doing. >> thank you very much. thank you. we let the special interests put their thumbs on the economic scales. we've excused and even embraced an ethic of greed. >> the cooper union speech was essentially obama's effort to say to the democratic party and to the country that he believed that we had to rein in wall street, we had to resume more aggressive regulation of wall street. >> instead of establishing a 21st century reg
PBS
May 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
united states, by israel, by gulf countries like saudi arabia and qatar and that all these countries have an interest in bringing down the syrian regime and that they're using terrorists to do so. the so the government's narrative is that there isn't a protest movement in the country. there's no grass-roots movement of people seeking their rights, seeking more freedoms but it's terrorists. and then there's the third possibily, right? at ts is actually... this is actually a jihadist group that carried out this attack. there is a group that has surfaced in the last couple months that's got all the typical trappings of a jihadist organization. jihadist iconography, jihadist ideology online. they have claimed responsibility for some attacks in syriaened n recent months. they have not claimed responsibility for this attack but it is possible that they are behind today' attk. >> brn: what abut the seeming target here? the military intelligence headquarters? is that even clear about what was the target? >> that is not clear. this attack did happen near a military intelligence headquarters.
MSNBC
May 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
request? >> my position is it's not the reason why i'm running for president of the united states and i think -- and i think that two-parent families are best for america. >> what do you mean by that, it's not the reason you're running for president of the united states? >> well, i think it's important for us to instill family values, but i think it's very important that we understand we have other challenges too. i'm running for president of the united states because i want to help with family values. and i think that family values are important when we have two-parent families that are parents -- that are the traditional family. >> but there are several hundred thousand children in the country who don't have a home and if a gay couple wants to adopt them, what's wrong with that? >> i am for the values that two-parent families, the traditional family represents. >> so you're against gay adoption? >> i am for the values and principles that two-parent families represent, and i also do point out that many of these decisions are made by the states, as we all know, and i will do everything
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
dinner with the president of the united states. we need you to spend $3 to defeat mitt romney. i'm not certain it's going to work. joe may be right. the other interesting process question is both sides will have armies of persuasion. the democrats will build this thing on internet technology and applications and the web and social networks attempting to take joe trippi and link joe trippi up with others who look like joe trippi and hope joe trippi will go reach out to them. sort of weird guys who live on the eastern shore of maryland, mountain bike. they'll take the social characteristics of joe and match him one other people in order to have joe work them. >> but did you that beautifully in 2004. >> we did that beautifully in 2004 in which we linked -- we linked joe trippi up with people in his neighborhood to do that and the residual -- look, that victory committee framework that existed in '04 is still there in the battleground states. those people who were the chairman of the phone bank in warren county, ohio, the person who led the volunteer task force, most of them are still ther
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
kerry and other members for inviting us here to testify in the nato summit, which the united states is proud to be hosting a chicago may 20 and 21. with your permission to submit my full statement for the record and briefly summarize my comments. >> without objection the full statement can be carried into the record. i want to say appreciate the committee support for the summit as a sustained recognition of significant that the alliance transatlantic security. the chicago summit will be the first nato summit on americans toilet 13 years in the first-ever outside of washington. in addition to the opportunity to showcase one of our nation's great cities, hosting of the summit in chicago is a tangible symbol of the importance of nato to the united states. it is also an opportunity to underscore the american people the value of this alliance to security challenges we face today. the nato/summit in lisbon, nearly 18 months ago, the allies unveiled the new strategic concept that defines their focus in the 21st century. building on decisions taken in lisbon, the allies have three objectives f
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 12:30pm EDT
, that's what we've had in the united states for the last half century. we had broadcasting, which was regulated. and we had the print media, which was free. and public broadcasting. >> take a question. here's a mic. >> two quick points and then a question. i'm an editor at politico. we don't publish rumors. i'd like to just point out to our distinguished ivy league president that another ivy league president, rick levin of yale, is devoting a lot of time to changing the culture in singapore by partnering with the national university there and trying to instill our values in that culture. so my question is this. if you were sitting around yesterday and you had the choice as anyone in washington did of watching an exciting game between the red sox and the orioles or watching the new president-elect of france give his speech, which you could watch on france 24, which would you do? >> is that directed to -- professor -- to president -- >> i didn't know the game was on. so i watched the president of france. [ inaudible ] >> -- i'm not sure that in this new world people really want to -- >>
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 2:00am EDT
the most important member of the united states senate remains angus king. how would you like to have a name like angus king. god, it sounds like a lawrence o'donnell show. [ male announcer ] raise your hand if you've got savings whiplash. you know, from car insurance companies shouting, "save 500 bucks over here!" "no, save 300 bucks over here!" "wait, save 400 bucks right here." with so many places offering so much buck-saving, where do you start? well, esurance was born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so they're actually built to save you money... and time... and whiplash. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. >>> swiss miss no longer. yesterday, politico reported that michele bachmann gained dual citizenship with switzerland. then she released a statement saying that she's had dual citizenship since she married her husband back in '78. this afternoon she wrote, quote, i wrote a letter requesting withdrawal of my dual citizenship and i took this action because i want to make it perfectly clear, i was born in america and i am a proud a
CNN
May 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
close to a point where we'll no longer be able to guarantee the security of the united states or u.s. interest and i think that's something the american people don't want us to do. >> isn't it congress's fault for putting us in this position? >> i don't think so. i think first of all i didn't vote for the bill but the second thing is most people in washington realize the reason we got here is if you look at the stimulus bill that was $825 billion and $347 billion of interest that came from that, that's an exact overlay of what we're taking out of defense. what essentially happened is the administration spent this money in one year on a failed stimulus plan and now they are taking it out of defense over the next ten years. we don't think it's right to balance that on the back of men and women in uniform or on our veterans or even on the taxpayers of the united states. >> that was the debt ceiling deal. if congress didn't find a way to find these cuts, these things were going to happen not only to the defense budget but to cuts in social programs and the like. >> remember the presi
Comedy Central
May 11, 2012 1:00am PDT
married (cheers and applause) >> jon: finally,-- from its president of the united states. of course the president still believes it is an issue best left to the states. but they're not complaining tonight. it's a great day when the president of the united states says on national it was gay people should no longer be relegated to only planning other people's weddings. it's not right! it's like putting a cat in charge of the goldfish toss game. it's not fair! you're just torturing the cat. let him eat the fish or move him down to the clown. that's a better game for the cat. what are we talking about? i forgot already. gay marriage. many were suggesting that the president's hand was forced by his vice president old flubs mcgill cutie of the delaware blabbermouth by addressing the issue with his remarks on "meet the press" last sunday. >> so you are not up set with february. >> would i have preferred to have done this in my own way. >> jon: i'm sorry mr. president, i apologise for cutting you off there, i'm having trouble hearing you because of all the [bleep] birds! did you film this at th
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
future of indiana and the united states of america. the community leaders spend a great deal of time talking about what is broken in our country. that's the nature of the business. but we should also have confidence that the unique american experience is alive and well. and our political system can work, is. >> tuesday night richard lugar lost to primary challenger richard murdoch. a look back at his six-term career on the senate floor. including his work in the '90s with senator sam nunn in the nuclear disarmament in the former soviet union. all online and searchable at the c-span video library. >>> last night president obama held a $15 million fund-raiser at the southern california home of george clooney. this afternoon at 3:10 eastern, the president makes remarks about his plan to make it easier for homeowners to refinance. you can see it live on c-span 2 at 3:10 eastern. tomorrow mitt romney delivers the commencement address in virginia. the school was founded by televangelist jerry fallwell, and he will be introduced by r jerry fallwell jr. that's live on saturday. 10:20 ea
SFGTV2
May 11, 2012 5:30am PDT
, lebanon, the united states and mexico. she is the editor of living in america. poetry and fiction by south asian american writers. encounter people of asian decent in the americas her novel, braided tongue was published in 2003. i introduce rashne. >> i'm reading from a selection from a longer narrative. memory is no longer confused. it has a home land. from a farm by the late ali. sometimes the circle breaks and the woman meets the child. face-to-face. each one seeing for the first time her strength in the other. a poem by jenny. [inaudible]. after more than a year of e mails and phone conversations, amy,ling and i met at the university of wisconsin in madison. it was sometime during the mid 1980. calcutta was very hot, said amy. i wondered how our conversation about asian american literature veered to calcutta? calcutta was very hot but i got my first doll there. we spent some time in calcutta when we fled to the united states. the doll didn't look like me blond hair and blue ice bought from calcutta. she comforted me when i remember the sounds of the japanese bombs that forced us
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shoild not be a central bank in the united states of america? >> yes, sir. we don't have a central automobile manufacturer or dairy. >> how do you juxtapose that with central banks around the world where major countries in the world all have central banks? >> when i'm expoupding is not the majority view among policymakers. but that hardly makes it incorrect. >> i think that's a fair statement. mr. taylor. >> i think we should reform the fed. i think the evidence especially in the last few years is that the policy's not working. i look back in history and i see the 80s and 90s part of the time when alice rivlin was on the fed and things worked pretty well. it wasn't intervening like it is now. it worked. i think we need to get back to that. i call it a more rules based policy. i think some of the reforms we're discussing today will help us get back to that. >> next please. >> i think on the whole congressman, that the 20th century was better than the 19th and that having a central bank was a modest, useful part of the institutional structure it gave us a fairly successful century. i
SFGTV2
May 11, 2012 1:30pm PDT
in the united states of america. let's keep it going, strong, fixed, and funded, for the next 100 years. thank you for letting me be part of it. [applause] thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much, senator, for being here. if you and the mayor would come over please, we would like you to unveil the logo here. this is the muni centennial logo, which will brand our yearlong celebration. ready n began. go! [applause] nicely done. good team work. by the way, let's recognize the mta graphic designer who created the logo. [applause] which, of course, features the historic street car number one, the first car to be operated when muni was launched december 20, 1912. recently restored, this hundred- year-old trends or course sits right outside here, and we will be taking rides on that later on. soon to be as famous as thomas the train and the little train that could. so, streetcar no. 1 will be ready for boarding later on. our next speaker this morning is supervisor david chiu, who was elected to represent district 3 in 2008 and two months later, elected president of the boar
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 1:30pm EDT
of financial institutions that control an enormous amount of the capital in the united states and we just haven't inpacted that very much. do you disagree with my assessment of that? >> no. no. we do have much more concentrated financial system than we used to have. i do think that stent simple about dealing with institutions outside of the baning organization itself the protected sector of the market i think the idea that they can and will fail is totally credible to me. the biggest banking institutions get a lot of government support in the ordinary course of business. i think they should be regulated to the point including what we're talking about in derivatives and proprietary trading that the risk of those institutions failing will be very remote. but they -- you know, you say they've gotten quite concentrated. i agree with you. >> thank you. >> thank you very much for your testimony. >> thank you. >> for your service for so many years. >> i do appreciate you took this initiative. thank you. >> thank you. chair will call up tom -- >> there's perhaps no stronger advocate that dr.
FOX News
May 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the first place. we are told some of them are outside the united states and can't fly home. among the plaintiffs, the imam of an oregon mosque and a u.s. marine veteran whose father is palestinian. and the second story of a jetblue employee who apparently thought an 18 mold -month-old child was on the fly list. removed the entire family from a flight this week. now the airline is apologizing. a jetblue statement indicates a computer glitch may have put 'the little girl's name on the list of known or suspected terrorists. again, she is 18 months old, the family is of middle eastern dissent. transportation security spokesman says once personnel figured out it was a mistake, they let the family back on the flight. an appeals court today struck down a request for details behind a secret and highly sophisticated cyber attack on google users in china. a civil liberties group filed that freedom of information request asking the national security agency to turn over its communications with the internet search giant. the feds refused. saying that could make the u.s. government vulnerable t
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